SHOOT : X Factor evictee Sam Lavery live performance.
Samantha Lavery, aged 17, is a college student from Durham. In her first audition, she sang a cover of Ellie Goulding’s Explosions which earned her 4 yeses. At the Six-Chair Challenge, she covered Mamma Knows Best by Jessie J and was given chair number 5, though Simon Cowell criticised her for being “over-styled” and “not knowing who she was”; she was later swapped with Gifty Louise and therefore was eliminated. Lavery was brought back by Louis Walsh as Cowell’s wildcard heading to Judges’ Houses. At Judges’ Houses, Cowell told her to “peel the mask” which prompted her to leave and later comeback without makeup; she then sang Make It Rain by Ed Sheeran, which won her a place on the Live Shows. On week 6 she was in the bottom two against Ryan Lawrie. Her mentor Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh wanted to save her, but Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne opted to save Lawrie, causing a deadlock. Lavery was eliminated coming in seventh place. (wikipedia)
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